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Blue Agave

$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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1050 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2812
+1 312-335-8900
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in for a pre-dinner drink and each got something different. One in our group got a beer, one got a Margarita, one got a frozen drink, and I had some good Tequila. They gave us chips and salsa (very hot) at the bar and the staff was friendly. If we would have not had plans we would have eaten... More 

Thank Daryl M
on the move
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were here for the first Cubs game in the World Series and it was very busy. Despite this the service was excellent. The beer was cold, and the food was a good representation of pub Mexican food. Ideal for sports fans.

Thank planbee
Level Contributor
48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived around the block from this place for three years and can't believe I haven't been here until now. Good selection of tequila, not great, but good. Good place to go and watch sports, which I will be doing going forward on a regular basis - for sure. We only had drinks, but the food looked good, so will... More 

Thank Dvbath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Gold Coast prices without anything to show for it. With so many great Mexican food options in Chicago, I can't think of a reason to waste your time with this place.

Thank Genericguy85
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 14 people for our friends birthday prior to going out for the night, we did get a great spot together to sit at but the service needs work. It's a little slow. The food wasn't anything special. Table salsa was way to hot, no options for type of heat so I'm not sure why... More 

Thank Rene T
Stockton, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant was less than average. We found hair in our salsa and the mexican corn on the cob was not good at all; very soggy. We shared a three taco plate and they were very bland, totally lacking flavor (chicken and carne asada).

Thank Cajayhawk2005
Winter Garden, Florida
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480 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stopped in to Blue Agave to check it out for dinner. Sat at the bar, it was a Tuesday night around 7, they weren't busy and it took a while for them to get to us. They seemed more interested in doing busy work, or talking with other people. One bartender was even trying to pick up some girls at... More 

Thank tkatl76
Saguatuck, MI
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Use to be a Mexican Restaurant with lots of regulars. Now, it’s more of a sports bar that serves American Mexican food. They premix the Margaritas; you have no idea which liquors they have used or how much. Some bartenders shake it before they pour, some don’t. Prices have become on the high side and drink size seems to be... More 

Thank hwycoup
Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I live down the street and it's a great place to sit at the bar for drinks with a side of chips and salsa. The queso fundido is delicious! Not my first choice for a sit down meal, but the big bar in the middle of the restaurant is fantastic.

Thank Christi A
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

With so many changes to the restaurant scene in Chicago, it is so refreshing for us to come here year after year and find very little has changed. This is our absolute favorite place in Chicago to visit. The margaritas are amazing! The food is delicious, and the portions are very generous. All of it barely fit on the table!... More 

Thank Sue L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-335-8900

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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